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  • Google cloud printing

    Honey, I need to print something from my iPhone! This recent request from my wife reminded me of a tip I gave years ago that’s even more useful today. Since we all seem to use Google services every day, why not include printing just about anything from anywhere with Google Cloud Print. As long as […]
  • Cozy Landlord/Tenant

    Today’s tip is for anyone that has a rental property or rents a place from a private individual. Whether you’re the landlord or the tenant, if you’re still using the old fashioned deliver a check method, you know how inconvenient it can be for both sides. A web service called Cozy can make this monthly […]
  • Roadie app – Waffle House partnership

    The sharing economy has led to extremely popular startups like Uber and AirBnB because they leverage the power of the smartphone. And now, a well funded startup called Roadie is attempting to compete with UPS and Fedex by creating what they call a neighbor-to-neighbor shipping network. Their network is designed to match those that are […]
  • Yahoo Mail password

    Remembering all your passwords continues to plague most Internet users, so Yahoo has come up with an interesting way to deal with the problem: get rid of the traditional password. Yahoo recently activated a new service called “on-demand” passwords, which lets anyone log into a Yahoo account using a short password the company texts to […]
  • Is my computer safe when it’s asleep?

    Does putting the computer to sleep disconnect it from the Internet and while in sleep mode is it affected by "Wake on Lan?"
  • Instant AppMachine

    Smartphones and tablets continue to grow in popularity and one of the big reasons: apps! If you’ve been thinking about creating an app for your business or organization, but there just isn’t a budget for it, a startup that debuted at SXSW is worth taking a look at. The Instant AppMachine enables just about anyone […]
  • Fake tech support search ads

    When a problem pops up with your computer and you want to find the tech support number, Google’s a good place to find it, right? Wrong! A growing number of people are being victimized when they call what they believe to be legitimate numbers for tech support that they found in a search. For instance, […]
  • – automated savings

    Saving money is such an important skill set, but so many Americans struggle with doing it consistently or at all. The average savings for people under the age of 35 is almost non-existent. An interesting attempt to help solve this problem comes from a well funded startup called Digit. Digit’s aim is simple, automate your […]
  • Hopper App

    The Internet’s filled with websites that claim to know the best day and time to book airline travel, but it’s much too complex to be that simple. If you generally plan your trips in advance, checkout the website and app from a company called Hopper. Hopper helps you with tips on the best time to […]
  • ResearchKIT

    A couple of weeks ago, you heard all about the new Apple Watch from Tim Cook and his gang. Despite all the hype, there was something much more important announced at that event that didn’t get nearly enough recognition: the ResearchKit app platform. Apple decided to help the research community by making it easy for […]

    Today’s tip starts with a quick explanation of some geek speak: word cloud A word cloud is a visual representation of a large amount of text, with the most prominently used words in larger fonts or special colors. Word clouds are a great way to quickly extract important themes in large bodies of text. For […]
  • Free MacBook Pro video repair

    If you own an older Apple Macbook Pro and you think you’ve been seeing weird video issues, you may not be imagining things. Apple recently announced a free repair program for owners of various MacBook Pro models that range from 2011 to 2013. Symptoms of the problem can include distorted video, no video, or unexpected […]
  • Uberconference

    Raise your hand if you hate all of the complexity and problems with conference calls, especially if you’re on your smartphone. Me too and that’s why I’ve been trying to convince anyone attempting to hold a conference call to make a change. I discovered a site called a while back and they just keep […]
  • Beware of the latest tech support scams

    When I searched Google for the tech support number for Norton Antivirus, the person that answered sounded extremely foreign and wanted my credit card number, so I hung up. How can I get the real number?
  • Apple Pay fraud explained

    Apple Pay, the mobile payment system introduced last year continues to gain traction with retailers and banks, but it’s still got a long way to go. You may have also heard various Apple Pay Fraud allegations in the news lately, which needs some explanation. The security used by Apple is about the best we’ve ever […]
  • True Key Password App

    Weak passwords continue to be one of the primary ways that hackers gain access to private and secured accounts. It’s made even worse by the common practice of using the same password on many online accounts. The only way to make sure you’re using strong unique passwords is to use a password manager; there’s just […]
  • Cord cutters calculator

    The recent announcement of HBO Now as a stand-alone streaming service may cause even more people to think about cutting their cable bill and going strictly to streaming television content. Initially, you’ll need some type of Apple device to make use of the $14.99 a month HBO subscription, but that’ll change very soon as more […]
  • PhotoMath

    If you’re the parent of a child in a higher level math class, you’ve probably run into the situation where they’ve asked for help on a complex math problem. If you’re looking for a little help in explaining how to solve complex math equations, checkout an app called PhotoMath. PhotoMath uses your smartphone’s camera to […]
  • What protection can I use against these ransomware attacks?

    What protection can I use against these ransomware attacks?
  • Paper by Fifty Three

    If you’re on the creative side and own an iPad, you might want to checkout a pretty solid app called Paper. Paper by Fifty Three is a simple but powerful app that allows you to sketch, write, draw, outline and color. It does a great job allowing you to use your iPad like you would […]